ANW Coop to add no fault switches to buses
Assistant Managing Editor
No Child Left Behind will no longer apply just to federal funding anymore.
ANW Coop will install a special No Child Left Behind switch to insure another child is not left alone on an ANW Coop school bus.
In mid-January, a 4-year-old was inadvertently left alone on a Lincoln Preschool bus for about three hours. According to the child’s father, the boy said he had been forgotten when the other children we...
School District Crisis Plan approved
Tribune Staff Every three years Chanute schools appoints a committee to review and revise its District Crisis Plan. The work is finished and the board of USD 413 approved the changes during Monday night’s regular meeting. Representatives from each school, the Chanute Police Department and the central office served on the committee. They met once per month in November, December and January. The committee included Sherry Bagshaw, Brian Gahag...
Newspapers in Education Week welcomed partnership
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Since 2001 The Chanute Tribune has been partnering with the Chanute school district for Newspapers In Education Week. This year is no different. Today through Friday, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will receive personal copies of the paper to use in the classroom. Royster Middle School will participate in NIE the week of March 22. Daily during NIE, teachers use the newspapers in their...
Vision Quest team in Chile safe after quake
The Iola Register reported a 21-member Vision Quest team, including seven Iolans, left for Chile just a couple days before Saturday’s massive 8.8 temblor shut airports to nonessential travelers.
The group is on a mission to spread better vision through inexpensive eye wear, a story reported previously in The Tribune. They landed at the airport in Santiago well before the catastrophic earthquake hit, reaching their destination, Castro, about 4...
EHS BPA students place at state leadership conference
The Erie High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America traveled to Wichita Feb. 18-20 to compete with other Kansas schools at the State Leadership Conference. Total student attendance at this conference was 483, including schools from Kansas City, Wichita, Cheney, Haysville, Hutchinson, Maize, Manhattan, Newton, Salina, Columbus, Hays, Lawrence, Smokey Valley, Peabody-Burns, Rock Creek, Wellington, and Winfield. Fifty competitio...
Book Fair at CES March 1-9
Tribune Staff “Book Fair Diner: All You Can Read” was chosen for the theme of this year’s book fair, slated for March 1 to 9 at Chanute Elementary. Last year’s Scholastic Book Fair netted the Parent-Teacher Organization at CES more than $6,000 in profit, which provided more books for classrooms and the school’s library. Profits for this year’s fair will be used for the same purpose. Though last year’s numbers were nice, Staci Cunningham, ...
“This is the revelation of God’s love for us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might have life through him.” — 1 John 4:9, Jerusalem Bible
Blood drives in St. Paul, Chanute next week
Tribune staff There are keys to successful a blood donation. And there are two blood drives in the area next week. The American Red Cross St. Paul/Erie Community Blood Drive is Monday, March 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. in St. Francis Parish Hall, St. Paul. “Your one pint donation can save three lives so they can love and be loved,” said Verl Diskin, organizer. Call 1 (800) GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. I...
Federal ruling paves way for Shaw bridge to be built
Construction was put on hold while county worked out easement issues Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A federal agency has ruled that a new bridge over the Neosho River at Shaw may be built within the right-of-way of the current bridge, Neosho County commissioners learned at their meeting Friday. A letter from Eric Banks, state conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, said the county...
Altoona-Midway Honor Roll
Altoona-Midway 2nd 9 Weeks 3.5 to 4.0 6th grade — Katie Almond, Cloey Burris, Dakota Carter, Molly Dice, Jordyn Graham 7th grade — Savanna Millis, Raydan Nemechek, Ryan Simpson, Lindsay Walker, Ty Walker 8th grade — Caleb DeNoon, Myles Dice, Kayla Drybread, Skyler Morgan, Cynthia Weicht 9th grade — Nikkita Almond, Erica Eagle, Lane Huffman, Nichole LaCrone, Moriel McPherson, Robert VanFossen, Dillon Walker 10th grade — Laura Erbe, Jac...
The Chanute Fire Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on Friday afternoon were investigating a report of what appeared to be flake-like, thin metal parcels in the north area of Chanute toward Cherry Street. Based on preliminary investigations by KDHE, Ash Grove representatives and investigators from the City of Chanute Fire Department, the material is believed to have been discharged from the Ash Grove stack at ...
CHS journalism qualifies 24 entries to state
The Chanute High School journalism program competed for the first time at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Competition Thursday, Feb. 25 at Pittsburg State University. CHS qualified 24 entries to state which will be held May 1 at the University of Kansas.
“I’m beyond pumped about the results,” said Dustin Fox, journalism adviser. “To have 24 entries qualify for state in our first year of competing is awesome. We had 33 entrie...
Royster-Iola Haiti challenge raises nearly $5,000
Tribune staff A challenge between Royster Middle School and Iola resulted in nearly $5,000 being raised for earthquake victims in Haiti. Royster teacher Dallas Masoner, seventh grade language arts teacher and a Stuco adviser, said the fundraiser began with Penny Wars, organized by the Royster Middle School Student Council. That event raised $984.52. Then the bar was raised. Masoner said a friend of his who he attended Allen County Commun...
Scorsese, DiCaprio team up for another good film
Martin Scorsese is the director of such classic films as “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” and “The Departed.” When he releases a new film, it’s an event. The results aren’t always masterpieces, but Scorsese has a better track record than just about anyone else in Hollywood. Scorsese is unveiling his 20th feature film, “Shutter Island.” The film, based on the acclaimed novel by Dennis Lehane, marks the fourth straight film Scorsese has made wit...
Humboldt River Park adds fishing dock
HUMBOLDT — Work is continuing on upgrades to the Humboldt River Park, Humboldt City Administrator Larry Tucker said this week.
“Local citizen support on this has been very positive,” Tucker said. “Citizens and volunteers are working on coming up with a lot of good ideas.”
A fishing dock and wall work is nearing completion at the park, situated along the Neosho River on the west edge of Humboldt. Funds for the...
Community Conversation Wednesday on rec facility
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The Chanute Recreation Commission is in the process of transitioning its programming to the site of the old high school. The public will have an opportunity on Wednesday night to weigh in on changes to existing programs or suggest new ones. A Community Conversation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the old high school’s Ralph Miller Gymnasium. Child care for children third grade and younger will ...
Bake sale to benefit Haiti’s plight
Tribune staff A sermon days after the earthquake in Haiti hit home. Mark McCuistion, pastor at Church of the Nazarene, said he preached a sermon about that time, to pray for Haiti and to help the ravaged nation. One of his parishioners was inspired by that message and wanted to do something, McCuistion said, and she’s working really hard to make it happen. Takako Griffith is organizing a bake sale, Goodies for You — Good for Haiti. It wi...
CHS’ Graham Student Council Advisor of the Year
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A local Student Council Advisor won a statewide honor during halftime of Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game against Labette County. Karen Graham was honored by the Kansas State High School Activities Association as Kansas Student Council Advisor of the Year. Graham has been a familiar face at Chanute High School for 16 years, starting as a paraprofessional then moving into the office about seven years...
Arnold’s Greenhouse Leader of the Year award winner
MANHATTAN -- Initiative. Innovation. Commitment to rural Kansas. These are key factors that the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University seeks when identifying those to be recognized as its annual Leader of the Year award winners.
“We believe this group of rural Kansans has demonstrated outstanding qualities of initiative, innovation, and commitment,” said Doug Brush, chair of the board of directors of the...
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